How to Choose a Minimalist Watch

Minimalist fashion is all about intentionally wearing pieces that will create a cohesive look. Nothing should clash or attract too much attention. A Minimalist Watch is the perfect addition to any minimalist outfit, but you have to make sure your watch matches your outfit and creates a cohesive look. 


Luckily, there are so many different styles of minimalist watches, and most of them are quite versatile. You may only need one or two watches to have one for every outfit and any occasion. 


That being said, here are some guidelines that you can use to make sure your minimalist watch matches your outfit:


Type of Watch vs. Occasion

  • Formal – Watches have long been considered a faux pas if worn at a formal event. However, a minimalist watch with a black leather band will be subtle enough for you to get away with it. 
  • Business Formal – A minimalist watch with a leather band, plain face, and thin dial is perfect for wearing at important business meetings.
  • Business Casual – Most minimalist watches will pair well with a business casual outfit. Just make sure the colors all go together (more on this soon).
  • Casual – Watches with metal bands are typically considered to be casual watches. Digital watches are appropriate for casual wear; however, they are not considered to be minimalist watches.

  • Leather Bands

    If you want to wear a leather watch, a good rule of thumb is to match the watch with your shoes and belt. If you own shoes in many different colors, you might want to consider getting a minimalist watch that has interchangeable leather bands. 


    Don’t throw out your leather watch bands when they’re old and worn out! Worn leather perfectly complements a casual outfit with denim jeans. 


    Metal Bands

    As a rule, the color of the metal around the face of your minimalist watch should match the accents of your outfit and the rest of the jewelry you’re wearing. When selecting a minimalist watch with a metal band, consider the color of your wedding ring, belt buckles, cuff links, shoe buckles, etc. 


    If your minimalist wardrobe consists of earth-toned clothing, a gold watch is best. Silver watches are better for wardrobes that have a lot of grey, blue, and black clothing. 

    Matching Your Watch and Shoes

    When in doubt, match your watch color and style to your shoes. 


    Black shoes are typically more formal than brown shoes, so a minimalist watch with a black band would be suitable for formal events. Silver metal bands will complement outfits that are primarily black as well, even if they are not considered to be formal. 


    Brown shoes are usually a bit on the casual side, so a brown leather band or gold metal band would complement an outfit with brown shoes. 


    Final Thoughts

    There is a minimalist men’s watch for every outfit. Browse our collection today to find the perfect minimalist watch for your wardrobe!


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